In this download area, you will be able to download the distribution (binary and source), the Windows installer (for some of the versions) and the documentation for Groovy.
All the downloads are hosted in Bintray's Groovy repository. Registering on Bintray allows you to rate, review, and register for new version notifications.
For a quick and effortless start on Mac OSX, Linux or Cygwin, you can use GVM (Groovy enVironment Manager) to download and configure any Groovy version of your choice. Basic instructions can be found below. Windows users can use Posh-GVM (POwerSHell Groovy enVironment Manager), a PowerShell clone of the GVM CLI.
You can download a binary, a source, a documentation bundle, as well as a bundle of the three.
Groovy 2.4 is our latest official version of Groovy. Important: Releases before 2.4.4 weren't done under the Apache Software Foundation and
are provided as a convenience, without any warranty.
Apache Groovy is an effort undergoing incubation at The Apache Software
Foundation (ASF) sponsored by the Apache Incubator PMC. Incubation is required
of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the
infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized
in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation
status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of
the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by
The core plus all the modules. Also includes jarjar'ed versions of Antlr, ASM, Commons-CLI runtime.
Allows you or your other dependencies (e.g. Hibernate) to use other versions of these jars.
Optional dependencies are marked as optional.
You may need to include some of the optional dependencies to use some features of Groovy, e.g. AntBuilder, GroovyMBeans, etc.
If you're on MacOS and have Homebrew installed, you can install Groovy with:
brew install groovy
If you're on MacOS and have MacPorts installed, you can install Groovy with:
sudo port install groovy
If you prefer to live on the bleeding edge, you can also grab the source code from GitHub If you are an IDE user, you can just grab the latest IDE plugin and follow the plugin installation instructions.